Cebu Teambuilding Facilitators Network Facilitate Team Building Program for Sunpride Foods

Employee engagement is one of important ingredients that drives organizational success. It is through maintaining a high level of engagement among employees were workers develop trust, openness, harmony and cooperation among individual members of a working unit. On the morning of the 28th of August 2016, Sunpride Foods Inc. had their team building seminar with sixty six (66) participants held at Pacific Cebu Resort, Mactan Island, Lapulapu City, Cebu, Philippines. Their team building event was conducted by Cebu Teambuilding Facilitators Network.

Sunpride Foods Inc., is a food processing company in Cebu City. They are the company behind the production of some of most favorite meat products such as Kassel, Holiday and Good Morning. Their line of meat products range include different meat goods such as hotdogs, bacons, sausages, longaniza, and hams. Their products have been part of our daily lives in different situations from everyday eating to camping, food trips to Christmas bundles of joy donations. Even some of our Christmas hams, or breakfast sausages probably come from Sunpride.


Their team building event was held at Pacific Cebu Resort in Mactan. A resort found in Suba-basbas, Lapu-lapu City, Mactan that sports white sand beaches, water sports, scuba diving and many more. The day started where all participants had their meeting place at one of the food plants at Sunpride Foods. Participants were already excited to start the day. Breakfast was done at the site while coasters where prepped for departure to Pacific Cebu Resort. By the time everyone arrived at the venue, we were greeted with a life sized Facebook Wall post where participants can take a picture and share their team building moments with everyone.

Related reading: Pacific Cebu Resort as a Team Building Venue in Mactan Island, Cebu, Philippines

The training started with some Getting-to-Know-You Activities with the participants. Although they came from the same company, most of the participants were assigned to different branches so these kinds of activities are very handy in breaking the ice and creating that friendly atmosphere for more serious activities. Participants were then divided into different groups to serve as their team for the duration of the team building. Each groups presented a unique and creative team yell to jumpstart their enthusiasm for the upcoming activities.


Sunpride Foods team building in Lapulapu City Mactan Island Cebu Philippines
Moon ball

Each teams then performed a series of activities each lead by a Facilitator. Activities include Amoeba Walk which tests the participants’ team dynamics and cooperation when getting to several points of location. A more challenging activity called Helium Ring was then enacted which tests the participants’ patience and perseverance in completing a difficult task. The activity also simulates a real working day with all the deadlines and pressures of work. Initially, most of the participants found it difficult to accomplish the task at hand, with some teams even close to giving up. However, perseverance among team members give off a contagious effect with allows most teams to use their creativity and timing to achieve the goal at hand.


Sunpride Foods team building in Lapulapu City Mactan Island Cebu Philippines
Amoeba walk



Sunpride Foods team building in Lapulapu City Mactan Island Cebu Philippines
Helium ring activity 

An interactive lecturette on Tuckman’s Five Stages of Team Development was then discussed to the participants for them to be familiar with the development with their own team during the team building as well as their actual team in the workplace.

The next activity called Moon Ball tested the participants’ task management within a given time limit. This also simulates real work life situations where deliverables are being placed and deadlines are being met. Indeed, the strength of the team is each individual members and the strength of each member is the team. The final activity was a Newspaper Model where the eldest males where chosen to be the image models of their team. This activity gave the participants a really good time to express their creative side by using newspapers, tapes, and pens as their materials in creating the best looking Newspaper Model. Each model embodied a character from the output of their members’ hard work. The judges were then selected to determine the winner for the final activity.


Sunpride Foods team building in Lapulapu City Mactan Island Cebu Philippines
Newspaper models


As the day's conclusion, the winners and runner-ups were also given consolation prizes for their effort and attendance for the whole activity. The training ended with awarding of the different teams with a group picture with the participants and the facilitators.



Sunpride Foods team building in Lapulapu City Mactan Island Cebu Philippines
Group picture with facilitators during the Sunpride Foods Team Building Event 2016 in Lapulapu City, Cebu, Philippines




This article is written by Christopher Douglas Avila, an affiliate facilitator of the Cebu Teambuilding Facilitators Network. He was the Main facilitator along with 4 other assisting facilitators in the Team building Seminar for Sunpride Foods, Inc. held at Pacific Cebu Resort, Mactan Island, Lapulapu City, Cebu, Philippines last August 28, 2016. The four (4) assisting facilitators were Edelyn Codera, Blake John Clarito, Archile Gara, and Vianevieve Mabag.

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